Retail NYRIW Panel Preview: Engaging The Wellness Consumer

Ahead of speaking on our panel “Engaging The Wellness Consumer,” part of New York Retail Innovation Week, PSFK caught up with featured speakers for a better understanding of who these wellbeing-focused consumers are—and how their needs for education and community are creating new opportunities for brands to act as trusted partners

Retail How Etsy's Phone Line Makes Holiday Gifting Easier Than Ever

From PSFK's newest report, shoppers won't have to worry about their impossible-to-shop-for loved ones thanks to Etsy's Holiday Hotline and "gift gurus"

Home Related Companies and Hello Alfred help building tenants complete everyday tasks through a concierge service

Luxury developer Related Companies partnered with on-demand concierge platform Hello Alfred to help building tenants complete everyday tasks like laundry, cleaning, repairs, prescription refills and grocery shopping. The partnership allows Related to easily offer an additional layer of services to its residents, not only saving time but elevating time.

Automotive Lexus offers a subscription-style leasing program, taking the hassle out of vehicle ownership

Automotive brand Lexus offers a two-year, subscription-style leasing program that includes the cost of the vehicle, insurance, maintenance, and two years of connected vehicle services, taking the hassle out of vehicle ownership by offering services for a flat monthly fee, giving consumers a commitment-free alternative to leasing or buying.

Shopper Education & Assistance Outer invites its customers' homes to double as showrooms

The outdoor furniture brand Outer invites its customers to serve as hosts in its Neighborhood Showroom program, turning their backyards into showrooms where potential buyers can see the products in a real-world setting.

Merchandising & Curation Porsche and Turo team up to allow drivers to rent cars from dedicated owners

The automaker partnered with car-sharing marketplace provider Turo to allow drivers to rent cars from top hosts who have been specially selected for their knowledge and passion as Porsche owners. The program allows prospective Porsche owners to experience the car of their dreams through an extended test drive.

Fashion & Apparel Harvey Nichols stylists offer expertise and style advice to online customers through AskHN

In-store stylists at luxury department store Harvey Nichols are able to offer expertise and style advice, sending photos and videos to online customers from the shop floor via their AskHN platform, which integrates with the store’s website.

Fashion & Apparel Burberry R Message provides personalized support that lets VIP clients text store associates

Luxury fashion brand Burberry partnered with technology company Apple on a service that lets store associates text VIP clients directly to provide personalized support.

Home Homee gives homeowners and property managers on-demand background checks on handymen

Homee is a platform gives homeowners and property managers on-demand access to vetted and background-checked electricians, plumbers and other handymen.

Beauty Harvey Nichols's Beauty & Wellbeing Space is an entire floor dedicated to self-care

This luxury London department store has an entire floor dedicated to ‘self-care,’ offering a range of beauty and wellness services, from podiatry to dermatology. Consumers can stop by Reviv Genetics to learn their genetic makeup or head to Beyond Medispa for face and body treatments. Wellness-focused shoppers can also step inside the private treatment rooms for exclusive services from the likes of La Prairie, Sisley, Elemis and Thalgo.

Shopper Marketing & Promotion Opendoor's Agent Partner Program pairs homebuyers and sellers with trusted real estate agents

Online real-estate platform Opendoor created their Agent Partner Program to pair home buyers and sellers with trusted real estate agents to provide an additional layer of service. If a home seller requests an offer on their home through the Opendoor platform, but it falls outside of the platform’s standard criteria for buying, Opendoor will automatically refer them to one of their top-performing agent partners. The referral gives homeowners peace of mind and provide agents with a new way to build their businesses by feeding them high-intent buyers and sellers.

Design RH New York features an interior design firm and offices embedded into its flagship

The New York flagship store of luxury home goods brand RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) has embedded an interior design firm and offices into their footprint. They also have an expansive design atelier, where clients, designers and architects can access fabrics and finishes, along with ample space to work on their design projects and private rooms for client meetings and presentations.

Food & Beverage RXR Realty and Resident partner to offer communal dinners to building residents

Brooklyn developer RXR Realty partnered with the supper club Resident to offer building residents the opportunity to attend communal dinners hosted by live-in chef.

Cafe & Restaurant Roula is both a store and a community hub for cycling enthusiasts

Luxury bike rental service Roula’s flagship location in New York City serves as a gathering space for cycling enthusiasts, with a café to offer pre-ride fuel and a selection of recovery-focused products to help them post-ride. Roula hosts a series of guided rides and events around New York City and beyond. It also offers a bike rental service for hotel guests, which includes a fit specialist to make sure that the bike is dialed into riders’ exact specifications.